Category Archives: VICÍ Beauty Schools

How to Open a Salon

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For many hair stylists, owning their own salon is their dream goal. Those with the entrepreneurial spirit want to be their own boss and create their own business. It takes time, patience, a variety of skills and a lot of effort to get there, though. If you know owning a salon is what you want […]

5 Skills a Beauty Writer Should Learn

Many stylists and beauty lovers take their cosmetology careers to the next level by starting beauty blogs or writing for magazines and beauty companies. To be a successful writer, you will need to know more than just beauty tips and tricks, though. These are the skills you’ll need to be the best beauty writer around. […]

The Ultimate List of Creative Careers in the Beauty Industry


Looking for a creative career? You’ve come to the right place! The beauty industry thrives on creativity, and the career possibilities are practically limitless. If you’re fond of painting, you’ll study color theory and application as a hair colorist. If you love sculpture, you could master updos and hair texture. Those handy with brushes go […]

What Should Cosmetologists Put on Their Resumes?

Applying for cosmetology careers can feel overwhelming, but a sparkling resume helps take the stress out of applications. Your resume is your first impression at a salon or spa, and you want it to be a good one. Here’s how to make your resume amazing. Include a Career Summary A career summary is a snapshot […]

The Hottest Beauty Trends for 2017


It’s a new year, and with the new year, come brand new trends! We’re ready to try them all! Light Contouring The days of the cake face are over! You’ll see far less heavy contouring in 2017. This year is more about strobing, light blush or light bronzer. You’ll want glowy, fresh skin this year. […]

Here’s What You’ll Learn in Esthiology School

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They say beauty is more than skin-deep, but beautiful skin makes that beauty even more radiant. In esthiology school, you’ll learn international trends and specialized techniques to purify, balance and renew skin, as well as techniques in makeup application. Hands-on training will also teach you how to perform facials, waxing, body treatments, and makeup application […]

Should I Be a Makeup Artist or Hair Stylist?

There are so many careers available to cosmetology school graduates, but most students who enroll are interested in being either a hair stylist or makeup artist. The two are definitely not mutually exclusive (you can be both!), but if you’re sure you want to focus on one area, we will help you figure out which […]

VICI: The Story Behind the Milwaukee Beauty School

Fun Fact: VICI Beauty School has been in Milwaukee for over 40 years! Tons of amazing hair stylists have studied at our Milwaukee beauty school, earned their license, and made the world a more beautiful place. We’re proud of our history, and we want to make the next 40 years even better! VICI Beauty School […]

The Outlook for Cosmetology Careers in 2017

The cosmetology industry continues to grow. This industry is alive and well, with salons creating new jobs, beauty stores selling more retail, and spas gaining new customers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 10% growth overall from 2014 to 2024 for cosmetology careers, which is great news for anyone thinking about enrolling in beauty […]

Student Spotlight: Mel

Every month, VICI Beauty School features a student we think is top notch. Mel is a student at our north campus, and not only is she focused at school, but she works and provides for a family at home. We wanted to learn more about Mel and how she does it all, so we sat […]

A Look Inside VICI’s Student Career Services

Helping students find a career after graduation is really important to us here at VICI Beauty School. That’s why we educate our students on careers and provide them with opportunities to find one after they finish beauty school. Here are just a few of the things we do to help our students out! We Made […]

What to Expect on a Beauty School Tour

A beauty school tour is a phenomenal way to get to know a cosmetology school. Checking out a school online or emailing back and forth with Admissions is smart, but you really can’t get a sense of the school until you visit in person. During a tour, you’ll receive a lot more information that will […]

The Path to Becoming a Platform Artist

Platform artists are the epitome of successful cosmetologists. They are the top educators for brands, they travel all over the country (sometimes even world!) to train stylists, and they set the trends for hair. So how do you get such an amazing job? There’s a lot of hard work you’ll need to do, but with […]

What to Do After High School – 5 Creative Options

You’ve graduated from high school. Congrats! But now what are you going to do? If you love painting, drawing, writing or some other creative outlet, we’ve got a list of options that should inspire you after you’ve tossed your cap. (Bonus: You can check out this guide on starting a beauty career or this one […]

What Parents Want to Know About Beauty School

Sending your child off to college can be an emotional moment, but typically parents feel happy, excited and proud of their child. However, many parents don’t know much about beauty school, so when their child starts the first day of beauty school, parents feel concerned and worried about their child’s future. No need to worry, […]

January Products of the Month: KMS Curl Up Line

Ready to tame your natural curls? Want to enhance your wavy hair? Our January Products of the Month will help you do that! The KMS Curl Up product line enhance curls, control and define natural waves and curls, and leaves your hair with a frizz-free finish. All of the KMS Curl Up products are 15% […]

New Year, New You: Tips for Going Back to School in 2017

The start of a new year is a great time to start a new chapter of your life. If you’re thinking about going to school or working towards a career you’ll enjoy, 2017 is the perfect opportunity. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the transition a whole lot easier! Be Sure to […]

Going Back to School as a Mom

When you’re a mom, your kids are the most important thing in your life. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go after your goals or dreams and ignore yourself. In fact, having a rewarding career would be beneficial for your family! That all starts by going back to school, which you can totally do if […]

How Much of a Commitment is Cosmetology School?

There’s a false assumption lots of people make when it comes to beauty school – that learning to be a hair stylist is easy. Like any advanced education, cosmetology is a big commitment that requires drive and passion. To succeed, it’s important that you understand that beauty school is a big, but super rewarding udertaking. […]

5 Hairstyles You’ll Learn to Do In Cosmetology School

You learn to do a lot in cosmetology school, but the most obvious skills you’ll learn are how to style hair! From perms to hair straightening, you’ll understand the basics of tons of hairstyles so you can help any client. We’ll walk you through five hairstyles right now so you can get a teeny grasp […]